The British Columbia Historical Federation announced last week that Tsawwassen artist John Horton is a recipient of a Certificate of Merit.
Each year the federation presents up to two certificates to groups or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the study or promotion of British Columbia history. The award may be for an individual project or for an activity over time.
Horton is a recognized naval artist whose work contributes to our historical understanding and interpretation of British Columbia's naval history. Horton has created over 50 paintings of Captain Vancouver's voyages along the West Coast from Washington to Alaska.
His design graced the Royal Canadian Mint's five-ounce gold coin in 2013 and in 2016 Horton was one of four people presented with an award for outstanding achievement from the Maritime Museum of B.C.